First, it’s important to point out that weeds can be unrelenting and will continue to keep trying to come back. Though you may be looking to answer the question of how to prevent weeds from growing, there is no solution that will get rid of weeds forever.
In fact, many homeowners assume that there’s nothing more they can do to address weeds other than mulching their beds and hand-pulling any of the weeds that break through. While it’s certainly true that mulching will help suppress weeds, there are always those persistent ones that continue to emerge.
How to Stop Weeds from Growing in Mulch
Of course, you might be wondering what kills weeds but not plants in your flower beds? You may be worried about harming the plants that you love. Rest assured, at Master Lawn, we are utilizing specialized products, customized to your landscape beds and their specific needs.
If you’re like a lot of homeowners, you might feel frustrated by the uncertainty of what to do about weeds in your landscaping.
Enhancing the Health of Your Flower Beds
It’s really a win all around. You get to take back your time while also having the best-looking plant beds in your neighborhood. It’s a wise choice that will pay off in more ways than one.
In the process of trying to eliminate weeds, people often make mistakes that lead to more weeds. Here are the most common:
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Weeds can’t survive without moisture. In areas with little or no summer rain, drip irrigation or soaker hoses help prevent weed seeds from sprouting by depriving them of water. These systems deliver water to the root zone of plants at the soil level. The soil surface and area surrounding the plants stays relatively dry. In contrast, overhead sprinkler systems spray water over the entire soil surface and supply both garden plants and weeds with water.
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Deprive Weeds of Water
As with most types of prevention, discouraging weed seeds from sprouting requires some extra time now so you can save a lot of time later.
Spread Landscape fabric and cut it to fit around plants. Photo by Saxon Holt
Tips on how to keep weeds out of the garden, add the right amount of mulch over weeds, and 6 mistakes to avoid to keep your garden weed-free.
6 Weeding Mistakes
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Frequent, light watering causes shallow roots and helps annual bluegrass, crabgrass, chickweed, sedges and other weed seeds germinate. If you water too little, the lawn suffers while spotted spurge, Bermuda grass, quackgrass and other weeds adapted to drier soil thrive. Instead, provide your lawn with infrequent, deep soakings. Lawns need about 1 inch of water per week. Set an empty tuna can on the lawn to determine when you have applied 1 inch of water.